Calling all athletes! For kids who want to play sports all.day.long or hone their skills for the fall season, we rounded up the best in class sports summer camps in Bergen County NJ for the little athlete in your house.
US Gymnastics: Your little tumbler can pick the number of days they want to attend and the amount of time they want to be at camp. They'll learn gymnastics, develop self-confidence and, most importantly, have fun! (6 Leighton Place, Mahwah; 201-891-2496; ages 3 and up, no diapers; please see website for more information)
The Gagasphere: Keep your kids moving all summer long playing everyone's favorite camp activity– Gaga. Based in a 3,100 square foot, air-conditioned facility, boys and girls will enjoy action-packed days filled with Gaga Tournaments, Obstacle Courses, Team building activities, Crafts and so much more. Each week there is a field trip to Cipher Seekers for ages 10+. (140 Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick, 201-445-2546, Entering 1st - 7th grade; check website for more information).
Northern Valley Sports Academy: Based in their 17,500 sq. ft. fully climate-controlled facility, your sports-loving kid will love the All-Sports Camp which will teach them skills and sportsmanship in a fun, positive social setting. Kids at all skill levels will enjoy a new and different experience each day, keeping them engaged through activities, games and team building such as relay races, obstacle courses, color war, dodgeball, gaga and more. Plus campers will have fun participating in traditional sports like soccer, baseball, basketball and lacrosse with the opportunity to choose a sport to focus on for further instruction from a counselor that specializes in that sport. (100 Oakland Ave., Closter, NJ, 201-750-3275, ages 5–13; check website for more information)
World Class Soccer Camp: It's soccer mania all summer long at this specialized soccer training program with weeks offered at the best local fields all over Bergen County NJ. Expect top trainers and elite players and a day chock full of skills and drills and competitive play to have them ready for fall's soccer season. (Camp runs from June – late August, various locations throughout Bergen County, click here for application)
Elite Gymnastics: With half-day instructional camps, one hour specialty camps and 30-minute swim lessons, Elite has a program for every little camper ages 6 months and up. Kids will enjoy gymnastics and cheer camps, the NinjaZone, Tumbletrak, Air Track and Foam Pit and parents will enjoy mornings knowing their kids are in good hands. (80 5th Avenue, Hawthorne; 973-423-4040; ages 6 months and up; please see website for dates and prices)
TGA Premier Golf and Tennis Camps: TGA Premier Sports Camps focus on providing a fun atmosphere for a youth of all ages and skill levels to further develop their passion for tennis or golf. TGA camps are day camps at tennis facilities, school-based camps, and camps in conjunction with other youth organizations. (Golf locations include Mahwah, Emerson, Rockleigh, River Vale, Tennis locations include Farleigh Dickenson in Teaneck and St. Joe’s High School Montvale, exact dates, times and pricing vary based on each program – visit website or call 201-230-9502 for more information)
Wyckoff YMCA Elite Competitive Camps: Is your young athlete ready to take their skills to the next level? Campers will have a blast meeting new friends while practicing drills, techniques, strategies, and scrimmage play to enhance the skills of serious club and league players alike. Now offering football, basketball, girls volleyball, and soccer camps for kids in 2nd Grade and up. (691 Wyckoff Avenue, Wyckoff, 201-891-2081, ages 2nd–12th grade, weekly sessions, visit website for more information on dates and pricing)
Sports Camps at the Superdome: The massive Waldwick activities mecca offers an all sports day camp for kids who love playing a variety of sports such as football, soccer, lacrosse, dodgeball, kickball, wiffleball and so much more. Arts and Crafts and other non-sport activities are also available throughout the day. For kids who want to focus on improving their soccer skills, can partake in their Soccer Camp where they will have to opportunity to learn top coaches, refine their skills under the dome and on outdoor fields while making friends and having fun. (134 Hopper Ave, Waldwick, 201-444-7660, ages 3–14, all sports camp runs late June - August, weekly sessions, visit the website for more information on specific schedules)
Goatgear Basketball: If you have a mini-baller on your hands, Goatgear Basketball Camps will keep them competitive with week-long camps in the Ridgewood/Glen Rock area. Days are jammed-packed with fitness, skills drills, games and contests (free throw and one-on-one) to keep your kid engaged plus low counselor to camper ratios ensure safety and good training. (Bethlehem Lutheran Church,155 Linwood Ave, Ridgewood, 201-652-4477, ages 5–15, camp runs from June 24–August 30, weekly sessions)